"Entrepreneurship is a journey without a map, but smart travellers know to ask for directions"

- Rick Spense

 

BIZ TOOLS

We’re listening. This year at the conference you will be able to select TWO biz tool sessions. They will run consecutively with a 15 minute break in between. Like last year, you will make your choices and select the sessions you want when you arrive at the conference, so come armed with your first and second choice and we will do our best to accommodate you.

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BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

And baby makes three! with Kimberley Rivando-Robb

Balancing motherhood and business is a tough task, but one that Kimberley, like many other entrepreneurs, was determined to experience. As a business owner she planned for the perfect pregnancy and excitedly created a plan for once baby arrived, only to have life flipped on its head. Enduring 20 weeks of bed rest, major delivery complications, and overcoming obstacles, Kimberley surprisingly saw her business grow and hit new heights instead of failing as expected. This talk will benefit anyone with health issues, facing road blocks in their business and those just looking to reinvigorate their badass self!

Kimberley Rivando-Robb

Kimberley Rivando-Robb

RetroScripts

Kimberley Rivando-Robb has an English Language and Literature degree, a post-graduate degree in Journalism New Media and her diploma as a Personal Support Worker. She is the owner of RetroScripts and works at the Carpenter Hospice in Burlington as a PSW, where the idea behind RetroScripts was born. She is an upbeat, quirky woman who thrives on positive energy and uses
different creative mediums to dig deeper to find your true meaning of happiness.

www.retroscripts.ca

Branding mistakes and how to cure them with Laura Beauparlant

You’re really good at what you do. But it takes so much more than just an idea or your incredible skills to start and run a business. Laura shares her experience working with successful small businesses over the last fifteen years to help entrepreneurs fast-track their own success.

You will learn what branding is and why it matters to your small business, as well as five of the most common branding mistakes that are costing you money, and how to avoid them to build a strong, memorable business that attracts the right clients.

Laura Beauparlant

Laura Beauparlant

Lab Creative

Laura Beauparlant is an award-winning international keynote speaker, an expert on branding and design and the author of Brand Chemistry. As the founder and creative director of Lab Creative, her mission is to help ambitious entrepreneurs create strong, memorable brands that consistently attract their ideal clients. For over 15 years, Laura has helped countless small business owners and entrepreneurs grow their businesses through unforgettable branding.

www.labcreative.ca

Confident Decision Making in Shifting Sands with Karen Kessler

Sometimes decisions are made by rote. We make the same ones over and over again. While navigating change, we are presented with decisions we have never made before, which can lead us to second-guessing ourselves and freezing in our tracks.

In this session, discover the deep unconscious criteria you use to make decisions and learn how to apply a decision-making framework you can apply to new situations so you can confidently stick to your decisions.

Karen Kessler

Karen Kessler

Karen Kessler is a speaker, author, master coach, leadership trainer, and two-time international award-winning entrepreneur passionate about developing Next-Level Leaders. She uses her expertise to prepare leaders to increase their impact and reach in this world; those leaders committed to connect deeply and inspire life-long change in their tribe.

www.chooseresults.ca

Embrace the Chaos! with Helen Patterson

Leading through change is tough, exhausting work. This session looks at how mentoring and coaching tools can help you embrace your team (and yourself) to stay healthy and productive through chaotic times. Learn how to anticipate, prevent and manage fear, stress, and burnout in you and your people. We’ll also explore the importance of self-care because you can’t help others if you’re not healthy and strong.

Helen Patterson

Helen Patterson

Life Works Well

Helen Patterson is the Founder of Life Works Well, and brings 20 years of passion and experience in creating high-performance heart-centered cultures that deliver proven results and increased revenues. Helen is a workplace expert who has worked with top Canadian brands including CIBC, ADP Canada, Foot Locker, Champs, and the Northern Group. She is also the lead editor and author for two HR publications - Employment Policies that Work and Best Practice Terminations.

lifeworkswell.ca

Follow-Up - Are You Leaving Money on the Table? with Judi Hughes

Did you know, it costs ten times more to find a new customer than it does to sell to existing customers? And yet time and again business owners focus their energy and money on attracting new customers. Fact is, you probably have untapped business opportunity right in your own back yard and you have already invested the time and money to find them. Why look elsewhere first? Learn how to identify the revenue opportunities sitting in your backyard, sell more to existing customers and gain new customers from current and past customers.

Judi Hughes

Judi Hughes

Your Planning Partners

Judi Hughes has built, bought, grown and sold several successful businesses. She knows that being in your own business is not always all it’s cracked up to be. Judi also knows, if you are prepared to do the work, being in your own business can be fulfilling and
financially rewarding. She will share insights, skills and real-life stories to help you re-connect to the untapped business waiting for you.

www.yourplanningpartners.com

For Money or For Profit? with Hadriana Leo

We will take a look at why you should be in business not just to make money but to make a profit…lots and lots of profit. We will further work through a checklist of key areas that you need to examine to ensure you are maximizing your profit potential and not spending resources blindly. You will walk away with an easy to implement plan to maximize your profits and thrive in business.

Hadriana Leo

Hadriana Leo

Hadriana Leo is the Creator of Hadriana Leo, Money Navigator™. Her goal is to free her clients from persistent financial failures by optimizing their finances towards the creation of an exceptional life. Her experiences as a high school teacher, immigrant, financial adviser, and her current designation as a Certified Cashflow Specialist allow her to take the journey of financial wellness with her clients, in a nurturing way that is empowering, and results-driven.

hadrianaleo.com

Grow, Protect, & Sell – Leveraging Your Reputation Online with Shelly Patrick

(this session will only be offered once)

How do you harness the power of your online reputation? A good reputation gives you a competitive edge while a bad reputation will give your competitors the edge.

You want to purposefully grow your reputation, actively protect it or repair where needed, and then leverage that foundation a good reputation provides into new leads and sales. The power of your online reputation is undeniable!

 

Shelly Patrick

Shelly Patrick

ThinkFlame

Shelly Patrick is the CEO and Founder of ThinkFlame, a marketing and branding agency that helps businesses increase awareness and lead generation through online media. Shelly has taken 25 years of business and marketing experience and turned her attention to helping small and medium businesses increase their success and revenue through storytelling web design to build, expand and monitor their web presence, lead generation and social media awareness.

thinkflame.com

How to Sell Like a Beach Vendor with Claudine Pereira

Are you struggling with your sales pitch? What do you say when clients say no? Do you have difficulty generating leads or new business opportunities? How do you make your business unique and stand out from your competition?

Learn how to turn a “no” into a “yes” later.

Claudine Pereira

Claudine Pereira

The Pink Coach

Claudine Pereira is a Business Coach and Consultant at The Pink Coach, and a Professor at George Brown College teaching life skills. Through coaching, training and consulting she brings business owners laser focus and strong structure allowing them to be proud professionals with a life and business they love.

www.thepinkcoach.com

Negotiating for Success with Charmaine Hammond

Negotiations and asking for what you need can be uncomfortable, take you out of your comfort zone and end up with an outcome you are not satisfied with. In this session Charmaine will help you build confidence for courageous dialogues, get comfortable with the five step road map, and, mistakes to avoid so you can achieve success.

Charmaine Hammond

Charmaine Hammond

Charmaine Hammond helps people negotiate with ease, confidence and skill. She is an expert in negotiation, collaboration and courageous communication. With a Masters Degree in Conflict Analysis & Management, extensive background as a mediator and having facilitated numerous negotiation processes, Charmaine can help you achieve success in negotiations and difficult conversations.
www.charmainehammond.com
www.raiseadream.com

Peership-The power of collaboration with Diane Crawford

Resources and knowledge expand when shared. The law of reciprocity is triggered when we take an active role in a symbiotic relationship with other people. In reality; going it alone reduces our power, a group or partnership is stronger. The use of powerful conversations can be an impetus for both positive change and team engagement. We will explore how to build trust, hold powerful conversations, problem solve and build a growth mindset.

Diane Crawford

Diane Crawford

Diane Crawford has a real passion for people, development and innovation. From managing her own start-up to directing a team of over 300 professional staff she has honed her coaching and people development skills. She offers first-hand strategies to manage the dynamics of change, build self-awareness, understand values, leverage strengths and create vision. She has a fierce belief in the power of connection and collaboration.
www.thevoyageinc.com

Risk management – Protecting your business and yourself with Joyce Usher-Mesiano

The risks to your business, its employees and your customers can be many and varied and what would happen if you got sick, and could not work for a while?

Risk management is about ensuring your organization understands the potential hazards to which it is exposed, and you develop a strategy to prevent losses or mitigate their impact when they occur.

In this session Joyce will help identify what could go wrong, what might prevent or lessen any losses, and how your business can efficiently fund its risk reduction strategy.

Joyce Usher-Mesiano

Joyce Usher-Mesiano

National Brokers Insurance

Joyce Usher-Mesiano, President of National Brokers Insurance has over 30 years of insurance industry experience, and is regarded a leader and innovator in her field. As President of two insurance brokerages and second medical opinion service, Joyce is highly regarded for her level of integrity, contributions to the business community and extensive business acumen. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including Canada’s Most Powerful Women Top 100 Award in 2016 and 2017.

So You Want To Be a Thought Leader? with Lianne Picot

What does it mean to be a thought leader in 2020? As business owners, we need to balance taking a stand for what’s important to us with the realities of business and remain accessible to those that we want to lead and serve. We will talk through the benefits and challenges of thought leadership in business today and develop strategies for becoming the kind of leader that can build a tribe, sell your wares AND leave a legacy.

Lianne Picot

Lianne Picot

Lianne Picot helps new and aspiring women leaders to become INSPIRING leaders through specialized leadership coaching and training. She is also the host of The Leadership Leap radio show. Lianne has worked as a leader, coach and trainer in the UK, Ireland and Canada for over 25 years. She is a Certified Executive Coach and a part-time university instructor teaching courses in leadership and organizational development. Lianne is the creator of an online leadership program/learning community, also called The Leadership Leap.

www.theleadershipleap.net or www.bluemorpho.co.

Social Triggers: Proactive Vs Reactive with Shelly Patrick

(this session will only be offered once)

Timing is everything. It isn’t just speaking to the right person, but speaking to them when they are open to a change that can make the difference in closing the sale. So how can you tell? Knowing how and when to make direct contact can be difficult and confusing. This is where tracking social triggers can make all of the difference. We will explore what social triggers are, how you track them, and how they can be used in your sales outreach. So stop being reactive to a thin sales funnel and be proactive in your business growth.

Shelly Patrick

Shelly Patrick

ThinkFlame

Shelly Patrick is the CEO and Founder of ThinkFlame, a marketing and branding agency that helps businesses increase awareness and lead generation through online media. Shelly has taken 25 years of business and marketing experience and turned her attention to helping small and medium businesses increase their success and revenue through storytelling web design to build, expand and monitor their web presence, lead generation and social media awareness.

thinkflame.com

The 3 Minute Video Story Formula with Sheryl Plouffe

Did you know that 82 percent of all consumer and business internet traffic will be VIDEO by 2022? And did you also know that telling YOUR STORY is one of the most powerful tools you can use to grow your business?

What happens when you marry VIDEO + YOUR STORY? You get more engagement, more connection and more impact. In this session Sheryl will teach you the framework to tell your story on video in less than three minutes even if you’ve never created a video before and have no idea where to start.

Sheryl Plouffe

Sheryl Plouffe

Sheryl Plouffe is a video strategist helping entrepreneurs, coaches and consultants transform their online presence and profitability with online video. She does this through her signature online and in-person events and is known for doing away with word-for-word scripts and complicated technology in favour of strategic storytelling and cutting edge production.

www.sherylplouffe.com

Your Next Chapter -- A New Career! with Sharon Caddy

Whether you find yourself displaced after a corporate restructure or just feel it’s time to take on a new direction, stepping into a new career can be intimidating, but it can also be very empowering. This session will help you to recognize and harness the power you possess, fueled by the experience you bring from your former career, while opening your mind to learn and grow in a new career environment.

Sharon Caddy

Sharon Caddy

RE/MAX Realty Specialists Inc.

Sharon Caddy is a Sales Representative with RE/MAX Realty Specialists Inc. Sharon's move to real estate follows a thirty year career in the media including 10 years as a radio show host at a variety of stations across Ontario, followed by a decade as a weather anchor at CTV, and nationally on Canada AM.

When changes in the media industry sparked massive layoffs everywhere, Sharon took the opportunity to return to school to follow her other passion, real estate, and now helps clients buy and sell homes primarily in the Mississauga, Oakville, Burlington corridor.
www.sharoncaddy.com

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PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

Breakthrough Slumps and Achieve Optimum Health with Corey McCusker

Learn the driving force behind getting to results and understand the links between results, behaviours, potential and beliefs. We will review seven factors that will contribute to weight gain, fatigue and lack of performance. Learn how to get out of a slump so you can reach peak performance. Create a personal health action plan you can implement to achieve optimum health.

Corey McCusker

Corey McCusker

Mental Performance Coach

Corey McCusker is a mental performance coach, motivational speaker and author who coaches professionals and athletes to break through stress to reach peak performance. Her unique and effective approach helps her clients get past the mental roadblocks that limit their results and take control of their success. Corey is certified as a master practitioner of NLP, Time Empowerment Techniques ™, and hypnosis and is also trained in Brain Gym.

www.coreymccusker.com

Changing Your Relationship with Grief and Loss with Natalie Haynes

When navigating change grief and loss are inevitable. Grief is a natural process that we go through to help us adapt to a new reality. Yet, our relationship with grief may be interrupting our ability to deal with change.

Whether you are dealing with the loss of a loved one, or the changing realities on your journey with entrepreneurship, understanding your relationship with grief and loss can help you navigate the inevitability of change in our lives. Join this interactive and experiential session to create awareness about how you relate to grief and uncover your natural ability to be with change in your life.

Natalie Haynes

Natalie Haynes

Natalie Haynes is a registered psychotherapist, workshop facilitator and a speaker. She has been working with individuals, couples and families in her private practice in Georgetown for 10 years. She is a member of The College of Registered Psychotherapists (CRPO) and The Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals (OAMHP) and serves on the board of the Gestalt Institute of Toronto.

www.nataliehaynes.ca

Dare to Dream! with Dr. Pat Comley

For most of us, our special dreams are not intended to be in the present. When I get a promotion I will…. When I win the lottery I will… When I retire I will…. and so on. Bring your creative mindset and dare to dream. You will apply your dream to a change framework that keeps you in the NOW. This simple process helps you to consider all possibilities to keep your dream alive, no matter how big or small. Each step offers a reflection process with creative, open-ended questions.

Dr. Pat Comley

Dr. Pat Comley

Dr. Pat Comley is a facilitator, coach and educator, who brings individuals to a new level of skill and understanding in their work and personal relationships. She has a Doctorate in Applied Psychology, which underlines her approach to leadership development, research, and coaching. She uses a strength-based philosophy in corporate and educational organizations to effectively move levels and standards of performance.
www.patcomley.com

Discover the unexpected side effect of "gifting gratitude" with Keta DasGupta

Gratitude attracts abundance into our lives. Keka will share tools and exercises focused on gratitude, empathy and kindness that help conquer mindset barriers that often hold us back both professionally and personally. You will learn tangible steps to take to help you become a more conscious and more effective leader for your clients, team, family and community.

Keka DasGupta

Keka DasGupta

Keka DasGupta is a TEDx speaker and the founder of a personal development brand called the Art of Life-ing. She helps women discover how to step into their power, in order to positively impact themselves, their families, and business/ colleagues - all through gratitude, empathy, and quiet leadership.

www.artoflifeing.com

Family is Forever, Even When Marriages End. with Daniela Chase

Separation and divorce are loaded with emotionally charged moments and opportunities to give way to blame, shame, and guilt. How we handle ourselves during this pivotal time sets the tone for years to come. Learn how to move through the process with integrity and strength and avoid being triggered by emotionally charged topics. Co-create a high-quality family experience with compassion, empathy, forgiveness, and grace.

Daniela Chase

Daniela Chase

Daniela Chase is passionate about empowering women experiencing separation and divorce to transform their families from a place of empowered integrity and strength. Drawing on her skills as a Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Master Coach & Practitioner, she is on a mission to bust the myths and stigma attached to separation and divorce and created ReWriting Happily Ever After™

Finding Serenity With Meditation with Glenda van Koot

Meditation can be a powerful tool in your stress-handling tool kit. Join Glenda in learning how to meditate, how and why it works, ways to establish a practice, why it’s so powerful, and what will work for you. Change is one of the only constants in our life and meditation can help us navigate and deal with the changes more easily and gracefully. (And no, you don’t have to sit cross-legged on the floor!)

Glenda van Koot

Glenda van Koot

Glenda van Koot is passionate about sharing tools that can help ease how stressed you feel; that can help bring you back to You. She has her advanced davidji Certified Masters of Wisdom & Meditation Teacher, is a Reiki Master, Flowing Zen Qigong Instructor, and teaches groups, private sessions and online. She also organizes retreats.

www.serenitywithglenda.com

Hormone Hell with Caryl Ayearst

The change is inevitable and natural. Menopause is actually the beginning. Do you have the foundation of health to sail through it? Whether you are nearing peri-menopause or in menopause, there are steps you can take to make this transition easier. Perhaps you have hot flashes, mood swings, insomnia, brain fog, weight gain around the belly and are just plain tired. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be this way. Hormone Hell is designed to help you with

Caryl Ayearst

Caryl Ayearst

Caryl Ayearst is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Coach, Hypnotherapist and Reiki Master, all of which she earned after going through her own hormone hell. She addresses the issues of hormonal imbalances, fatigue, hot flashes, insomnia, weight and digestive issues by encompassing all aspects of an individual's diet, stress and lifestyle, taking into account the body, mind and spirit.

How getting what you want is easier than you think with Lori Raudnask

In this Biztools session, Lori will cover three key areas; the power of persistence, the power of knowing what you want, and the power of value and appreciation.  We will look at how our mindset moves us forward, how to develop the skills that you require to have what you want, how to apply action to your business and motivate yourself to ensure peak and optimal performance.

Lori Raudnask

Lori Raudnask

Lori Raudnask is an international speaker, entrepreneur, and author. For over three decades, she has dedicated her life to helping others win big. Lori has produced and hosted the TV show Persistence Pays and is the author of Persistence Pays: How getting what you want is easier than you think. Lori believes that if we are persistent we can have anything we want.

How to Create a Powerful New Phase in Your Life, Work and Legacy with Laura Macdougall

In this interactive session, Laura shares her own story of reinvention and will explore practical steps that you can implement right away to begin designing a life that is purposeful and fulfilling as you move forward to an even more substantial contribution and legacy. These proven and battle-tested approaches are suitable for you if you are looking for even more energy and fulfillment or for those at a crossroad and considering what is next.

Laura Macdougall

Laura Macdougall

Laura Macdougall is a leading authority for senior women leaders who are designing their new chapters in life, work and legacy. With 20 years experience leading strategic projects in the healthcare sector, and an MBA, she now turns her passion to setting fellow women leaders on fire in the next phase of their careers. Laura presents on a broad range of topics from the power of women, to resilience, and designing your next chapter.

www.LauraMacdougall.com

Mindfulness practice can make you more productive and less stressed at work! with Che Marville

Have you ever wondered why all the tech CEOs are flocking to mindfulness retreats? Learn about the benefits of mindfulness and how this simple technique can create awareness and transform anxiety and stress with just a few simple breaths. Experience a few moments of calm and learn about the neuroscience behind it.

Che Marville

Che Marville

Che Marville is the Founder of The Sangha Centre for Stress Reduction and Vice President of Wellness at Origin Active Living. She is known for her one-ofa-kind distinctive teaching style and hypnotic voice. Her mission is to share the benefits and results of mindfulness and well-being training to reduce preventive stress related illnesses and increase human possibility.

Move Your Body, Mind and Breath to Get Unstuck with Laurie Hunt

Often when we want to initiate change, fear of the unknown makes us hesitant. And yet, going after something new, requires stepping into the unknown. Using movement – body, mind and breath – Laurie will teach you simple practices to access your inner wisdom and untapped potential. You’ll leave her session with at least one clearly defined first step and tools you can use to figure out your next steps. And a smile.

Laurie Hunt

Laurie Hunt

More-In-Me MOVEment

Laurie Hunt is the founder of the More-In-Me Movement, an initiative to get people moving towards what they want. Laurie integrates current leadership practices, motivation and social change theory, positive psychology, neuroscience research and eastern philosophy in her unique approach. Her goal is to engage people in discovering new possibilities, through creating intentional daily practices that result in more energy, more accomplished and more joy.

lauriehunt.com

Sandwich generation and supporting aging parents with Jean Marlow

Have you found yourself caring for your aging parents? This experience can bring us joy but it can also leave us feeling stressed, overwhelmed and exhausted. Together we will discuss the challenges and the impact on your emotional, social, financial and physical well-being. We will explore strategies to help you cope, and begin to build a plan for your self-care and healing.

Jean Marlow

Jean Marlow

Jean Marlow is a registered social worker, psychotherapist with a private practice in Toronto. She works with adults on relationship challenges, stress and anxiety, low self esteem, mid-life career transition, and caring for older adults. Jean was the caregiver for her mother and mother-in-law, and so has a personal understanding of how challenging yet fulfilling this role can be.

Understanding the WHY behind your Goals with Christen James - CJ

When starting a business, there are many facets to be considered. Often times, people may work on goals because they THINK that this is what they should be doing. Before setting goals, it is important to be introspective so that you better understand what kind of goals to set, what results to anticipate, why you are not getting the results that you hope for and – most importantly – why you might not be motivated or focused to set or work on your goals.

Christen James - CJ

Christen James - CJ

Christen James - CJ is a mindset and transition coach for new entrepreneurs. She has a BA in Psychology and Certification in Solution-Focused Therapy and over a decade in the workforce as a Manager. She helps aspiring and new entrepreneurs take their mindset from struggling to strategic by working with them to get the clarity that will lead to results that are aligned with their values.

www.yourchosencoach.com